|Wednesday, 12 August 2009 16:10|
COLUMBIA CITY -- Megan Christine Young, 16, a resident of rural Columbia City in Smith Township, passed away on Thursday afternoon, July 16, 2009, from the results of a one vehicle accident on County Road 550-East in rural Whitley County.
Megan was born on January 1, 1993 in Beech Grove, a daughter of C. Christopher and Tanya C. (Widmer) Young, and moved with her family to the Churubusco-area from Indianapolis in 1997.
A junior at Churubusco High School, she excelled in academics, and was a member of the school's volleyball and basketball teams, and also FFA. She was employed part-time at Kroger's in Columbia City and also had a part-time business cleaning homes. In her leisure time she loved animals, being outdoors, four-wheeling, and activities with her family.
The surviving relatives include her parents Chris and Tanya Young; a sister Morgan Young, a sophomore at Churubusco High School; a grandmother Toy Widmer of Elberfeld, Ind; a great-grandmother Polly Brown of Evansville; two uncles Chris Widmer of Evansville and Dan (Laura) Rexroad of Dover, Ohio; two aunts Amy Young of Evansville, and Misty Widmer of Boonville; and several cousins.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, July 20, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco with Father Babasino Fernandes, the celebrant.
The family received friends on Sunday, July 19, from 2 to 7 p. m. at the Churubusco High School Gymnasium, with a memorial service following at 7 p. m., facilitated by Jon Pelz of Campus Life Ministries.
Interment was in the Ege Catholic Cemetery, Noble County.
An additional memorial mass was held at 10 a. m. today at St. Joseph In the City Catholic Church, 600 E. Virginia St., Evansville, with Father Jean Vogler, the celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Churubusco High School Athletic Department, 1 Eagle Drive, Churubusco, IN 46723, or for Masses.
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco was in charge of the arrangements.
To leave a condolence for the family in Megan's memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.